Shooting to Live - Book on Defensive Pistol Shooting

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Shooting to Live - Book on Defensive Pistol Shooting

Post by mundaire » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:01 pm

A dear friend from USA, sent me an old but excellent book on defensive pistol shooting. The book is "Shooting to Live" by Fairbairn and Sykes dating from 1938. Fairbairn and Sykes trained the Shanghai China police in that period and oversaw a large and dangerously busy police department. For those who are into blades, the names of Fairbairn and Sykes should be pretty familiar from their iconic design of the commando knife.

A short extract and review is available at - ... irn-sykes/


You can download the full book from: ... o_live.pdf

It is short and seminal, but covers the basics very well, and much modern theory derives from it.

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Re: Shooting to Live - Book on Defensive Pistol Shooting

Post by SARGE7402 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:21 pm

For those that would like an online copy ... o_live.pdf
‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’

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